70 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Nottinghamshire

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Nottinghamshire increased by 70 over the weekend, official figures show.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 7:10 am

Public Health England figures show that 55,275 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (April 19) in Nottinghamshire up from 55,205 the same time on Friday.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 7,051 over the period, to 4,390,783.

Nottinghamshire's cases were among the 326,991 recorded across the East Midlands, a figure which rose by 580 over the period.

70 more coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in Nottinghamshire. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The county’s infection rate currently stands at 29.3 cases per 100,000 people for the previous seven days, slightly above England’s average of 26.8.

Mansfield, which recorded the highest rate in England a week ago, has an infection of 66.8 per 100,000 and has dropped to 11th in the national standings – although still tops the county figures.

Ashfield’s rate stands at 21.1; Bassetlaw 38.3, Broxtowe 18.4; Gedling 28.0, Newark & Sherwood 18.0 and Nottingham City 32.7.